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The igniter is good, but does not glow or start the flame. The flame sensor shows continuity. Would the limiter keep the igniter from working? Is there a test for the limiter? The dryer runs fine and is only two years old. What does the limiter do?
ANSWER Hello Joe,
The limiter 137539200 is like a thermal protector. If the thermostat doesn't open at the proper temperature, the limiter acts like a thermal cutout and opens to prevent overheating and creating a fire hazard. If the limiter has to be replaced, the manufacturer says the thermostat 137116700 failed and has to be replaced because it isn't opening when it should. All of the components should read continuity.
The wiring diagram should be in the control panel. It will show all of the components in the circuit that you need to test.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, May 04, 2012